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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 16, 2010
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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right off the top, we have breaking news involving an suv and a prince george's county ambulance. three people in the suv were killed. two medics are being treated. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir today. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get right to that breaking news again. police say that ambulance collided with an suv in the 5600 block of marlboro pike just after midnight. police say the suv was speeding on the wrong side of the road when it sideswiped the ambulance and hit a brick wall
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and a utility pole and flipped over. three people in that suv were killed. two medics were transport the to the hospital to be looked at. we'll have much more on this in just a few minutes. right now, let's get a check of the weather with tucker barnes. >> good morning. so here is the changes from yesterday. after a beautiful clouds on the increase today. we need some rain. might get some later tonight. you can seat clouds streaming into the area from the west. it won't be a mostly cloudy day but we will have increasing clouds an i think by later this afternoon, the clouds will win out and it will be a mostly cloudy afternoon. rain showers should hold off. if you have plans to be outdoors, the morning commute should be just fine as the rain won't get in here until later tonight. temperatures with the cloud cover a little warmer than they've been. generally in the 60s. forecast calling for more clouds and warm temperatures as well with winds out of the south 10 to 15 miles per hour.
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high temperature about 87 degrees. sort of a summier afternoon temperature-wise with a little more humidity. more details on that forecast in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. along with that deadly crash, some other top stories we are following. an argument at a popular hangout led to a shooting in upper marlboro, maryland. witnesses say a group of girls were fighting at an intersection here largo high school when a separate dispute between to men broke oud out. several shots were fired not long after neighbors tried to break it up. a 19-year-old was hit. he is expected to survive. the shooter is still on the loose. d.c. council chair vincent gray is preparing to take the helm as mayor of the district. he won by a 53 to 45% margin. there is no challenger in the general election so it appears it is his post. mayor fenty says he is done
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with politics for now. laura evans has more. >> reporter: the morning after his stinging loss, mayor adrian fenty, who just four years ago won all pictures, thanked his supporters and said he will get behind vincent gray. no bitterness, no talk of regret, only positive words for the city's future. >> i really respect the democratic process. to me, it would be overstepping my bound to say as the incumbent mayor that i think the democratic no, ma'am should -- nominee should do this or do that. i'm here to support him and when he thinks. >> reporter: mayor fenty said he has had a great 10-year run in elected office and now it is time to do something else. what that is he wouldn't say. >> i feel like i put effect into it. i was fully prepared and excited to serve the city for four more years but it wasn't to be. that wasn't the will of the vote ares. i respect the will of the voters and will respect
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chairman grey. as of this time, i think i'm at a point in my life where i could move onto something else. >> reporter: vincent gray thanking voters, calling for unity. >> one of the things that is most important to me at this stage is to be able to work to earn the support of those people who did not vote for us. >> reporter: fresh off his primary night win, gray vowed to be inclusive, promised to hold weekly press conferences and regular town hall meetings emsays he will be transparent and accountable. supporters including some union leaders say see new hope. >> what we have expectations about is we will be included in decision making in this city. we were excluded for almost hour years. >> i want you to know how humbled i am with the victory last night and with the trust
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that has been vested in me by the voters. >> reporter: laura evans, fox 5 news. one big question here. will convince be the gray keep schools chancellor michelle rhee. she says he -- he says he won't make any personal changes until after the general election. we still have plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning on this thursday, september 1 as we take a live look over the washington monument this morning. mild temperatures out there again this morning. shouldn't be too bad for your morning commute. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get right to tucker barnes with the latest on the weather. another nice day if you like warmer temperatures. >> kind of summery out there with temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s today. we have more clouds on the increase and a chance for rain showers not so much today but as we get into the nighttime
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hours overnight. need them. not a bad start to the day with temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. there is the cloud cover. kind of high, thin clouds to start the day. by later this afternoon, it will be mostly cloudy as we await the arrival of a warm front and then a cold front which will bring us the chance for some showers later tonight. all right. temperatures not bad. 69 at reagan national. these air little warmer than they've been. 71 for you in ocean city and 60 in wilmington, delaware. our high temperatures later this afternoon under increasing clouds as i mentioned, well into the 80s. about 87 degrees. we should be dry for both the morning and evening commute. no rain expected touring the daytime hours. it is later tonight that the rain arrives. >> thank you. let's check in with julie wright with the latest on traffic for us. >> not looking so bad right now. you will find the lane are open if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. southbound 270, overnight roadwork in the process of clearing as you travel north of
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mva, montgomery village avenue. georgia avenue, we just saw them pick up the cones here on the southbound stretch as you continue down towards the capital beltway. there is the crew right there picking up the cones headed southbound back down towards the beltway. no problems to report traveling northbound on georgia avenue headed into olney. 395 at the 14th street bridge, smooth sailing, no trouble spots to report. keeping an eye out at the douglass bridge. they were scheduled to dotteddive night roadwork last night at 8:00. they are scheduled to be cleared by 5:00 a.m. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we are following breaking news out of prince george's county this morning where a speeding suv collided with an ambulance overnight resulting in a deadly crash there. fox 5's stacy cohan joins us live in district heights with more on this one. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is just an incredible accident and it did cost three lives. we are on marlboro pike right at penn crossing drive between here and oakwood lane where the road is shut down for the
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accident ads the investigation continues. it happened just after midnight. he have we have some video to give you some idea of how severe this was. an ambulance had just left the fire station on the way to a call when an suv, a large gmc suburban, came speed ago long going the wrong way on the road according to a police report. the ambulance sweived to try to avoid a crash. the suv sideswiped the ambulance and the suv went straight into a brick wall, hit a utility pole, flipped over on its roof. all three occupants of that suv, all three males, were pronounced dead on the scene. the folks in the ambulance, the two fire ems workers were transported to a local hospital. fortunately, they apparently are going to be just fine. the entire side of that ambulance was shaved off in the process of this accident. just an incredible scene. an extensive investigation out here on marlboro pike. this section of the roadway will remain closed for at late an hour, possibly two as they continue to exexplore what
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happened here. so far, three people killed in this accident. i'm stacy cohan. back to you. >> thank you. prince george's county police are also on the hunt for the gunman who shot a teenager at a popular hangout. witnesses say a group of girls were fighting in an intersection near benning ton drive near largo high school what i separate fight broke out. a short time later, several shots were fired. a 19-year-old was hit but he is expected to survive. police don't believe the men involved in the shooting went to largo elementary school. police have arrested one man and they are still searching for more suspects accused of terrorizing neighborhoods around the university of maryland for weeks now, eastbound holding at least one person at gunpoint. a 19-year-old is now being held without bond. police say on august 8th, he and three others approached victims in college park with a weapon, took their property and ran off. the remaining suspects have been spotted in surveillance video here at 7-eleven stores.
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they are all considered armed and dangerous. a d.c. police officer is facing some serious legal troubles this morning. tamra mcguire is one of 1 people indicted on charges in a dug conspiracy. it is part of a year-long investigation into the trafficking of crack cocaine in northeast d.c. mcgwire woo face 10 years to life in prison in convicted. the nation's capital is getting a new leader. after months of the fighting it out on the campaign trail, adrian fenty is accepting the results and vincent gray says he is humbled and thankful after his victory. it is all but certain gray will be the next mayor with no republican challenger on the ballot in november. the day after the primary, both gray and fenty publicly put their differences behind them agreeing to work together for a smooth transition. grey is now calling for unity
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and fenty says he realizes the people have spoken. apparently, we are having some unders with the sound there. we'll take a listen to that here in the coming minutes. the biggest question looming is whether gray will keep michelle rhee as coops chancellor or whether she will stay if he wants her to. gray said he called rhee yesterday but had to leave her a message. he says he would not make a decision about this until after the general election. today, rhee begins a two-week vacation and says she will consider her future after she returns. board of elections detector says the counting fell behind schedule right after the polls closed in part because workers had trouble shutting down brand- new polling machines. this was all the first election with early voting and the first with same-day registration. he joined us in the fox 5 studio last night to defend the voting process in the district.
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>> if you look at the new york instituted new roting equipment last evening as well and they had a lot of problems with their voting equipment and they did not implement same-day registration, electronic poll books or early voting at the same time the district d the district is the only jurisdiction that ever tried to implement all of those procedures and technologies at one time. doing so, i think we did a pretty good job. >> officials say better training will be put into place before november's general election. five months after oil began gushing into the gulf of mexico, big new developments are on the way. coming up next, why crews will be keeping their fingers crossed this coming weekend. we're checking headlines for you. i have kept the secret. >> this is very emotional. >> sorry. >> an emotional reef lags from the white house party crasher.
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making headlines this morning, sealing the well for good. the government's point man on the bp oil spill says the relief well should be finished by tonight and the broken well could be finally sealed by sunday just as the government as announcing the eptd of the crisis. it wants to stop another from happening. the obama administration is now ordering companies in the gulf to plug or dismantle any platforms they are not using. there were almost 3500 wells in the fufl that are not producing anything. california governor arnold schwarzenegger made his first official stop in the san francisco suburb where a massive gas line explosion set the neighborhood on fire last week killing four people. it also destroyed nearly 40 homes. the governor held a news conference and met with residents and first responders. there is a look at san bruno in the wake of the explosion and fire. homes and cars turned to ashes.
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neighbors say the sound of the gas fuel blaze still haunts them. >> i can see why people thought's an airplane, it had that kind of revving sound. my kids are saying is that the fire coming? >> we saw an orange glow out the front door and she opened up the curtains and says the sky is on fire. let's get out of here. >> three people are still missing and they live just yards from the source of that fire. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused it. one of the 33 chilean miners trapped underground is now a new father. his wife hay baby girl names named esperands, which means hope. the miners are not expected to be rescued until november or december. one of the white house party crashers is making headlines once again but this
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time it is about her health. michaele salahi revealed she has multiple sclerosis. she made the revelation on fox and friends with her husband tariq by her side. investigative reporter tie an diamond is promoting a book she wrote about the salahis. >> one thing i have kept a secret is for 17 -- >> this is very emotional for michaele. >> i'm sorry. >> can i jump? >> for 17 years, michaele has suffered from multiple sclerosis. >> the real housewives of d.c.'s weight is often the center of speculation among another wives on the show. she denies having an eating disorder. are you looking to lose a little weight? coming up next being there is likely one thing you have in your refrigerator right now that could help you accomplish that. we'll tell you what it is. can the way you shake hands indicate how long you live. we're checking your health
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coming up. plus, big concerns about a super bug that is spreading out there. it is now here in the u.s. and we'll tell you what has doctors very worried about this one. clouds on the increase today an we have a chance for needed rain showers. i'll let you know when they might arrive. julie wright is in with a look at your on-time traffic. that coming up after the break. alle pasteurized processed cheese product? [ lou ] or, one that can actually be called, natural cheese? ♪ here at sargento, we believe your sandwiches, burgers and panini deserve the very best. that's why our family's deli style slices are never processed, and always made with natural ingredients, for a taste that's authentically delicious. sargento. persnickety people. exceptional cheese.
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welcome back. we take a live look at the nation appear capital this morning. pretty mild temperatures out there. pretty comfortable out there if you go outside today but things are going to warm up, maybe a little short reprieve from fall going back to summer. >> yeah, today, particularly, going to feel a little summery up ahead of our frontal system. our highs today in the mid- to upper 80s and a little more humidity. so it will feel a little summery out there. not going to be too bad. the rain showers should hold off until later tonight. most of the day should be dry as well. yesterday, we warmed up as well. it did get pretty warm out there. >> any time you are not talking about a lot of humidity, mid- 80s not too bad. 86 yesterday. i think julie wright will be pleased. we'll be right in this neighborhood later today with high temperatures just a few degrees over 85, maybe 87, 88 in a few spots as we await the arrival of a cold front. our winds will pick up today out of the south at about 10 to
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15 miles per hour. i menned there will be a little more humidity than yesterday as well. a little more summery out there. currently, mild, 69 at reagan national. 63 in quantico. 70 in annapolis. that is the warm spot. 50s off to the north and west. in frederick, we are 57. looking at our satellite-radar, you can see the cloud cover stream. >>ing in here. more clouds in the forecast today. mostly cloudy by this afternoon after a little morning sunshine. here is our frontal system. the warm front this morning. this frontal system is missing a frame here but it has the possibility of bringing us a few rain showers. maybe a thunderstorm later tonight. keep our finners crossed we are able to squeeze out a little rain. this is really our only chance over the next several days and we are running a big deficit around here as far as rainfall. let's hope we get a little rain out of it. the worst of this rain shower activity will stay to our north and then behind it, we'll clear ain and set ourselves up for a fantastic
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weekend with lots of sunshine and temperatures about 08 or so. clouds on the increase today, warm temperatures, breezy at times with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 miles per hour. tonight, the showersable possibly ate thunderstorm move in with an overnight low of 57. if you want to time the rain, most of the evening hours should be fine. i think after midnight the best chance for the rain showers. there is your five-day forecast and again, as we get into daytime tomorrow, 81 so a little cooler. saturday, sunday, monday, absolutely brilliant, high temperatures upper 70s, low 80s and bright sunshine each day. let's do some on-time traffic with julie wright. >> i like it when you do the forecast just for me. >> i always do it just for you, julie. >> always like the sunny and 58 or close to it. >> you got it. >> on the roads, southbound 270 in great shape out of hyattstown with no problems
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reported awe continue southbound into clarksburg. all of that activity is gone. lane are open on the northbound side as well but coming off of i-70 out of urbana and continuing south on 270, no problems to report. south capital street, douglass bridge where they were scheduled to dotted overnight roadwork beginning last night at #:00 p.m. and schedule to leave by 5:00 this morning. this is the camera shot from m street after the douglass bridge headed up towards the freeway. we do find the lanes here are open. no problems reported 295 at the 11th street bridge or pennsylvania at the sousa bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. buying a car can be a bit more confusing these days. the old asums about old versus new and buy versus lease have changed. melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: before you even step onto a car lot, you will want to do your research and the internet is a great
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resource. now, there is an extra service for car shoppers and you can find it here on our my fox home page. first, want to sign up. after you do that, you will notice something different. points that add up in your account. the points are incentives for you to keep learning about different cars, car maintenance and auto safety as you click around the site. and can you gain more than just knowledge. you can use your points to buy small gifts or tickets to drawings for big giveaways like vacations or electronics. auto privileges says you can earn while you learn. vehicle reviews tell you what is hot and what is not about each model. >> never feels taxed or lethargic. >> there are also thorough video reviews from raters. >> the only thing is you do have to watch the entire video in order to get your 500
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points. articles on timely topics like the best back to school cars or safe driving in the rain are found on the front page. bernie here is your navigator. she will offer clues for to you find the extra points hidden around the site. you can get a list of prices and dealers near you and don't forget to take the quiz after you've become super smart about all things auto. >> i rock. oh, i'm wrong on that one. >> reporter: you might find you have a little more learning to do the next time you log on. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. checking a health alert now. take aing dip in the pool could afternoonly increase your risk of cancer. researchers in spain studied a group of swimmers who used indoor clear national pools. they found evidence of dna mutations and rest practice piertory problems after swimmers spent just 40 minutes in the water. health experts say the positive impacts could be increased by reducing the level of chemicals
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in the pool. a new study out of israel suggests milk can help adults lose weight. researchers looked at older adults who followed a low-fat mediterranean or low carb diet and those who drank the most milk and had the highest vitamin d levels at six months lost more weight after two years compared to those who had little or no milk. the average weight loss some milk drinkers was about 1 pounds. strict of your handshake could indicate how long you live. researchers in london measured peep's balance, grip strength and their ability to get up from a chair. most were over 60 and the one that did best were likely to live longer. the study found that death rates were # 7% higher in people with the weak of the grip compared to those with the strongest grip. there are concerns about a worldwide health threat. doctors are worried bay new super bug that is spreading t make you very sick and antibiotics will not kill it. the bacteria has already hit three states here in the u.s. alone. fox's diana rocco has the
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story. >> reporter: the super bug found in massachusetts, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria and virtually incurable now sparking fears around the world. it has turned up at a this is in the hub, one of only three reported cases in the united states. >> it can present as urinary tract infects, as respiratory infects in patients who are on ventilators and as bloodstream infects. >> reporter: the paw shent hospitalized at mass general identify urinary tract infection before the summer has since been released. doctors say the patient had recently traveled to india where the so-called super bug is rampant. >> people may carry the intent natural floor a. >> reporter: dr. patrice nordman says the actual number. cases could be as high as two million while only 200 have been reported. that is creating a big concern
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long term for medical communities worldwide. >> the problem mostly for the people hospitalized abroad and transferred to the united states. >> reporter: doctors at mgh say cases aren't transferable just walking down the street and sanitation in hospitals is enough to contain the spread until new antibiotics are found which may take up to 10 years. >> it is mainly spread if proper hand hygiene wasn't adhered to in a hospital setting. >> not as reassuring as some would like. >> i think you need to be concerned if you are in the hospital. >> i think of something that has no cure as something we should be afraid of. >> that was fox's diana rocco reporting. two other cases of the super bug have been reported in california and illinois. some big changes are coming to d.c. at the top of the list, a new mayor. still head, what does this mean for d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee. seniors. >> my little pre-honeymoon trip and i'll sort of reflect on everything.
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>> we want to know is she staying or leaving? we'll hear from rhee and incoming mayor convince be the gray. up next, breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day but it isn't the only food that can give your kids an edge in the classroom. we'll run down some foods that can boost your child's brain power next on fox 5 morning news. mmmmm... ( crash ) when you add velveeta to spicy rotel tomatoes and green chiles, you've got a queso so good, it'll blow 'em away. - ( crash ) - man, that's good! velveeta & rotel. mmmmmm. ( shattering, thud ) mmmmmm. ( crash, shattering ) when you add velveeta and rotel tomatoes... and green chilis to chicken and pasta, - it's so good... - good. it'll blow 'em away. ( crashing ) velveeta and rotel.
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are mom told you that carrots are good for you are your eyes. i bet she said fish are brain food. >> is that true? >> absolutely. >> reporter: katherine says you can boost your kid's brain power if you feed them the right stuff like omega 3 fatty acids. >> they are just those heart healthy oils that are found most commonly in things like fish. >> reporter: a fish. mom was right. but you can't send your kid to school with halibut. >> it doesn't work that way. >> reporter: but what does work is yummy stuff fortified with omega 3s. lunchtime, the peanut butter smeared on this whole grain tortilla along with strawberries and bananas. >> i mention the concentration and focus and the protein helps
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keep you full for longer. it also may really help your brain health. >> reporter: pack a brainy protein lunch, sand wins or wraps with lean lunch meat like ham or turkey arks piece of broiled chicken. protein-filled items like low fat yogurt or milk. >> you want to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin d for growing bones. >> you can pack carrots, cucumbers and pepper strips with peanut butter dip. >> the hell hi fats in the avocado actually help absorb the site palestinians and minerals that are in the vegetables. >> reporter: so they make the most out of what it is you're eating. >> reporter: try an avocado salsa dip. here is a list of what not to pack. sewed a potato chips, candy, cookies and ice cream. >> anything that has calories and no nutritional value. >> because